Community Corner

Heart Healthy Activities for Seniors!

The heart is the single most hardworking muscle in the human body, so it’s no surprise that keeping it fit and healthy is key to living a long and full life! Here are some tips, interesting facts and insights from the team at our CCRC in Sussex County, New Jersey on staying heart healthy. Did You Know…? A human heart beats …

Anxiety Disorders and the Elderly

It’s normal to feel pangs of anxiety from time to time, especially when in stressful or uncertain situations. However, when this anxiety starts to affect wellbeing and quality of life, it’s serious health issue —– and one that affects many seniors. The assisted living team in Camden County, NJ shares some insight. Why Does Anxiety Affect More Seniors?  Anxiety disorders (that is, …

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Let Your Light Shine

The groundwork for her future occurred several decades before her birth by a man she never met. In 1925, American Methodist missionary and physician Dr. George Way Harley began working in Ganta, Liberia. He established a new hospital, dispensary, church, school, and several residences. Ganta United Methodist School, a free public school, offered Kindergarten through …

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Chrissy and Mabel – Dynamite Double Act

By Janet M. Carrato Chrissy (Christine) Longcor and Mabel Davison, housekeepers in Bristol Glen’s Independent Living Residence, previously worked for the now-defunct Morley Shirt Company. Chrissy sewed linings into shirt collars, while Mabel turned the collars right side out and pressed them. Despite the close job descriptions, the two rarely came in contact with one …

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Public Invited to March 7 Open House at United Methodist Communities at Collingswood

United Methodist Communities at Collingswood, located at 460 Haddon Avenue, invites the public to an Open House on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 4:00 to 6:00pm. The senior retirement community has completed renovations, opened Tapestries® Memory Care and three new healthcare households, which accommodate 80 residents. Like private homes, the everyday ebb and flow of …

Hospice Insights: What is Coordinated Care?

If you’ve been researching hospice care, you’ve probably come across the term “coordinated care.” This isn’t a buzzword or marketing term — it’s a critical component of delivering effective care to hospice patients. Here’s some insight into what coordinated care means and why it’s so important, from our hospice in South Jersey . What is Coordinated Care and Why …

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Associate Close-Up: Arthur Vanderpool, Executive Chef

We recently sat down with Art Vanderpool, the Executive Chef at The Shores, to learn more about him and his passion for food and senior care and services. These are his words:   What is your name and job title? I’m Arthur H. Vanderpool III, executive chef of United Methodist Communities at The Shores.   Where …

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Associate Close-Up: Dawn Zindel, Director of Tapestries®

We recently sat down with the Director of Tapestries® Memory Care at The Shores to learn more about her life and the passion she has for senior care services. These are her words:   What is your name and position? My name is Dawn Zindel and I am the Director of Tapestries at The Shores.   …

Over 60? These 6 Eye Care Tips are For You!

It’s National Glaucoma Awareness Month and Eye Care Month, so the team at our assisted living community is sharing their best eye health tips for people over 60! Eye tests, eye tests, eye tests. We’re sure you’ve heard it countless times, but your annual eye examination is one of the most important and effective things you can do …

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James Scalese Commissioned to Lead United Methodist Communities at Pitman

What is commissioning? Commissioning not only authorizes a leader for specific duties, it celebrates, recognizes, and encourages the high performing team behind him. A Service of Commissioning and Blessing for James Scalese, executive director of United Methodist Communities at Pitman, occurred on January 8 at the Pitman United Methodist Church in Pitman, New Jersey. As …